win Tier 1 volleyball title in convincing fashion
By Fred Sherwin
Wilfrid Laurier captains Liam Henfrey and
Justin Linblad are all smiles after receiving
the Tier 1 senior boys championship placque.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancers won their first high school
volleyball championship in recent memory on Monday, capturing
the senior boys Tier 1 title in straight sets over the
by team captains Leam Henfrey and Justin Linblad the Lancers
won the first two sets 25-19 and 25-20. The third set
was much closer with the Lancers falling behind by five
points, but they still managed to come back and take the
set and the match by a 25-22 margin.
final was a rubber match of sorts with the two teams splitting
their regular season series. The Colts handed the Lancers
their only loss of the season, winning in five sets in
week two. Sir Wil then ran off eight straight victories
including a 3-1 win over Ashbury in the rematch.
botth teams won their respective semi-finals, the stage
was set for their anti-climatic rematch in the final.
Robin Moore said the difference in the match was the Lancers
defensive play and their commitment to stick to the game
played our game. We swung hard and we got the ball up
on defence. It was a solid all round effort," said
no Grade 12s on their team, the Lancers plan to move up
to the OFSAA Division next year where they will compete
as a 'AA' team.
looking forward to the challenge," said fellow co-coach
row: Scott Powell, Liam Henfrey, Justin Linblad,
Nick Martin, and Ashutash Upreti. Back row:
Robin Moore, Campbell De Winter, Jack Harold,
Kailan Parsons, Josh Holtslander, Nick Lortie,
Logan Barr and Jessica Prot. Fred Sherwin/Photo
7:30 a.m., Nov. 18)
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